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Natural, Man Made and Technology Based Disasters in the Mississippi River System in Louisiana – 2008

The Mississippi River transports 41% of the drainage from the 48 contiguous states through the state of Louisiana. Thirty percent of the Mississippi River flow is diverted to the Atchafalaya River through the Old river Control Complex. October 2008 by, Wilma Subra Technical Advisor to LEAN Subra Company New Iberia, LA Paul Orr Communications Director Louisiana Environmental Action Network Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper   The Mississippi River transports 41% of the drainage from the 48 contiguous states through the state of Louisiana.…
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Dead Zone

Gulf Hypoxia, The DEAD ZONE The Problem   Where It Comes From Source: http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow/gulf_findings/ Louisiana Editorials The Advocate, March 16, 2008 The Advertiser, June 13, 2008 National Acadamy of Sciences Report Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities Read the Report a[rel~="mtli_filesize1931kB"]:after {content:" (19.31 kB)"}a[rel~="mtli_filesize1906kB"]:after {content:" (19.06 kB)"}a[rel~="mtli_filesize734MB"]:after {content:" (7.34 MB)"}…
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